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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

367 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a Belgian Tripel that lives up to its name. Smooth and carefully crafted like a fine velvet painting, but with an 8.5% ABV this bird has some spurs! The beer pours a golden straw color with brilliant clarity. Topped with a lofty pure white head the beer has a wonderful floral nose, with subtle fruit notes. The taste is clean and crisp, with subtle fruit notes and a touch of candy like sweetness. The beer has a Champagne-like effervescent that provides a crisp offset to its sweet finish. While a pint glass is always nice, Velvet Rooster would also be at home in a tulip glass or Champagne flute.

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 11-05-2011)
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Archimedes

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-28-2012 15:11:55 | More by Archimedes
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Living816

Northwest Territories (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-26-2012 17:27:09 | More by Living816
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 16 oz. can sent by the Man who CAN, woodychandler, a few weeks ago. I'd spotted this beer on my Midwest trip around Labor Day and failed to grab one - thanks for havin' my back, Woody!

To start with, this is among the most appealing and eye-catching can designs I've seen - the two multi-color roosters seem to strut right off the label. A 'Belgian-Style Tripel' in a pint can? Nice!

A: Properly hazy golden pour with a magnificent head, nearly 2-fingers of rocky/fluffy whiteness. Lace doesn't stick as well as it could and there's a little suspended debris (on close inspection, but generally it's a solid/attractive tripel.

S: Nutty/bready/sweet/candied fruit aroma of a good tripel... it's got honey and apples and dates with plenty of sticky-bun malt. Surprisingly though, not *too* sweet - some grassy hops even out the sugary scents.

T: Fine fruit/malt sweetness - one that offers plenty of yeasty spice and a white grape and crisp apple sort of backing. Balancing backbone of darker/earthier spice, a touch of pepper but then a drawn-out sweet/spice finish.

M: Very smooth, rich, not overly carbonated. A little grainy starch gives a teeth-coating stickiness (meh... never really enjoy this, but it's 'to style'). Medium-full body, to be expected from a stronger beer like this.

O: As good a tripel as I've ever tried from a can (ok, so this is my first...) and a worthy example. If Tallgrass cans were available in our area, I'd seek these out; as such I'll look again next time I'm in the Midwest.

Serving type: can

12-26-2012 16:03:40 | More by msubulldog25
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Jonbw

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-19-2012 18:35:54 | More by Jonbw
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-16-2012 04:59:24 | More by FreshHawk
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Akrat


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-07-2012 14:18:37 | More by Akrat
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acelin

Kansas

4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

What a superb beer. Poured from the awesome can into a tulip glass.

This is one of the clearest tripels I've ever seen. It's that perfect yellow color, but clearer, with a good head that leaves a thick lacing down the sides of the glass. Spot on for the style.

This beer smells like sweet wheat malt, hay, grape, peach, and spice. Not as strong as a Chimay or another authentic abbey beer.

The taste really shines. It's wonderful. It's quite sweet, very floral, and fruity - more grapes and peach. The spice finishes quite nicely, and isn't overpowering. Bravo!

Mouthfeel is perfect , out of a can even. Can't wait to try this on tap.

Serving type: can

12-06-2012 19:30:45 | More by acelin
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cosmic-ray

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-25-2012 00:43:10 | More by cosmic-ray
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Ejayz

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-24-2012 06:27:52 | More by Ejayz
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taspence

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-18-2012 00:10:16 | More by taspence
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

11-16-2012 02:40:25 | More by chocosushi
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sveil

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-15-2012 00:41:30 | More by sveil
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-13-2012 01:04:09 | More by Pacioli1445
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-30-2012 19:31:06 | More by jklecko2
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dunix

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-29-2012 15:16:06 | More by dunix
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arc3636

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-26-2012 03:37:03 | More by arc3636
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a goblet.

A - Light gold with a slight haze to it. Medium sized white head is rocky and holds a tight cap. Small bit of lacing left.

S - Floral, which has a citrus undertone. I get a little bit of some grainy malt. Sweet, I foresee some candy sugar.

T - Husky base malt into a fruity/sugary sweetness. Little bit of some musty/earthy hops right before it finishes with a mellow alcohol warmth that "hides" it alright. After swirling the remaining beer and adding it, the extras yeast adds a nice sharper feel mid-palate.

M - Medium bodied, semi-sweet midway through but dries up nicely, medium carbonation.

O - Nice aroma profile but never really jumping out of my glass. Flavor was quite complex like a good tripel. Could have used a bit more carbonation and stayed a little lighter on my palate.

Serving type: can

10-26-2012 00:09:36 | More by Jparker37
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poodog

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-24-2012 14:21:45 | More by poodog
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d5001986

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-23-2012 03:18:07 | More by d5001986
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Chucker17

South Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

10-12-2012 19:32:50 | More by Chucker17
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frogfan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-11-2012 21:10:54 | More by frogfan
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-05-2012 04:32:33 | More by duff247
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy golden with a few finger head and tons of spotty lacing.

S - Sweet malt, very fruity with over ripe melon, banana, light lemon and stone fruits. Candi sugar and light pepper.

T - Fairly sweet with over ripe melon and banana. Light pepper spice, candi sugar a bit of phenolic yeast.

M - Medium to full body and appears to be lighter on the carbonation but that may just be the full feeling. Leaves an almost soapy texture behind in the mouth.

D - The sweetness and over ripe fruits of this one make it a little too much for me.

Serving type: can

10-05-2012 01:10:06 | More by brewcrew76
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.68/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I love this. On tap at Coopers Tavern Madison. A beautiful hazy peach color in a tulip glass. An inch of white foam that dissipates quickly but leaves ornate lacing stuck permanently to the glass.

The aroma is overly polite, seeming to hold back certain depths of fruit and grass and fresh-baked dinner roll. The flavor in the mouth is plenty up-front showing the way to a wonderland of hop brightness tempered by sweet malt and expanded by a diaphanous barnyard funk.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2012 23:47:06 | More by martyl1000
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Jayschool

Colorado

5/5  rDev +32.6%

09-20-2012 23:03:16 | More by Jayschool
Tallgrass Velvet Rooster from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.